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Prevalence of chewing side preference in the deciduous, mixed and permanent dentitions.

Authors
  • Barcellos, Daphne Camara
  • Gonçalves, Sergio Eduardo de Paiva
  • da Silva, Melissa Aline
  • Batista, Graziela Ribeiro
  • Pleffken, Patricia Rondon
  • Pucci, Cesar Rogerio
  • Borges, Alessandra Buhler
  • Rocha Gomes Torres, Carlos
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Publisher
Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
12
Issue
5
Pages
339–342
Identifiers
PMID: 22269193
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There is a higher prevalence of subjects in deciduous, mixed and permanent dentition that presented chewing side preference. The early diagnosis of the presence of chewing side preference can prevent the unilateral chewing pattern with prophylactic therapy applied to the first teeth (deciduous).

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